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About the Faculty

Established for just over a century, the Faculty of Health Sciences has long been regarded as one of most reputable institutions for health sciences education in sub-Saharan Africa.

Undergraduate teaching programmes in the Faculty are student-centred, internationally recognised, socially responsive and exemplify excellence in all dimensions. Approximately 600 health sciences professionals graduate each year and are sought-after, both nationally, regionally and globally. Students who wish to undertake professional degrees in health sciences are offered nine different undergraduate programmes to choose from. In addition, the Faculty boasts a unique programme, the Graduate Entry Medical Programme, which allows students with tertiary qualifications degrees to enter into the Medical degree in the third year of the programme.

Once you have graduated from the Wits Faculty of Health Sciences, you may look to further your studies through our various postgraduate training and research programmes.

The Faculty is highly cognisant of - and responsive to - the healthcare challenges facing South Africa. Our clinicians and researchers selflessly choose to work in the public sector, where they strive to understand and develop solutions addressing the pressing healthcare concerns of our country. Staff and students are offered the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the health and wellbeing of communities both locally and across our borders.

The Faculty provides excellent support and an intellectually stimulating environment for the training of postgraduate students. Through postgraduate research and training programmes, you could contribute to solutions that address some of the major challenges such as HIV/Aids, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, and diseases of lifestyle.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is well known for its internationally recognised, cutting-edge research, which is conducted through 24 research entities and a Centre of Excellence, five DST/NRF South African Research Chairs and many individual researchers who are involved in relevant basic and applied research in all fields of health sciences.